Economy

Deal between Sassa and Post Office for social grants expected next week

Deal between Sassa and Post Office for social grants expected next week”

According to the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA), funds will become available for collection at ATMs and all other payment channels from November 28.

The Constitutional Court has ordered Sassa to take over social grants payments by March 2018.

However‚ Sassa attempted to stiff the Post Office by saying the state owned entity did not have the capacity to help it serve much of the functions CPS assisted with.

The Democratic Alliance's Lindy Wilson says Dlamini has been leading Parliament on a merry-go-round, while Congress of the People's Willy Madisha maintains she's deliberately undermining the Post Office.

An agreement will be signed next Friday and sent to Parliament the following week. We want to craft the program of action we have embarked upon.

The Joint Committee welcomed the statement presented by the IMC on the decision it has taken to fast-track the introduction of an integrated payment system, which will be provided by government through a partnership between Sassa and the South African Post Office. "The committee met on Tuesday to consider progress on the implementation of the Constitutional Court order", Radebe said.

"Treasury confirmed the hybrid model for the payment of grants".

MPs were addressed by the inter-ministerial committee (IMC) on social security, chaired by Minister Jeff Radebe, after it received an intervention report from National Treasury on the stalled deal this week.

The meeting on Wednesday morning was attended by delegations from the departments of telecommunications and postal services, state security, social development, the Hawks, Sapo and the Treasury.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


08 November 2017
Stephen Thompson vs. Darren Till Set For Feb
The UFC is already scheduled to return to London, England on March 17, a date previously announced by the promotion. White did not specify if Till's hometown of Liverpool will host the event or if it will take place elsewhere.

08 November 2017
Broncos place right tackle Menelik Watson on season-ending injured reserve
Watson signed a three-year, $18.375 million contract that included $5.5. million guaranteed at signing. He signed with the Detroit Lions in June, but was cut in late August.

08 November 2017
Shah Rukh Khan shares image of his 'three vices'
Recently, SRK posted a black-and-white picture collage of all three on Twitter and Instagram and we just can't get over it. We can not help but disagree that Shah Rukh considers these three qualities as his vices.

08 November 2017
Pope Francis: 'Mass Is Not A Show,' Put Down Cell Phones
This is why "it was necessary first to implement, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, an adequate renewal of the liturgy". He explained that the word Eucharist means thanksgiving , because we thank God for allowing us to receive him.

08 November 2017
Mary Com wins fifth gold at Asian Boxing Championship, scripts new history
Earlier in the semi-final, Mary Kom used her all tactical nous against Tsubasa Komura, who came up with a defensive approach. She scored well on the counter attack with her combination blows on Kim Hyang Mi.

08 November 2017
Best Buy's Black Friday Ad Is Here Already
On top of that, the store will offer buyers 10% to 50% off everything from Thursday through Sunday. Forget waiting for the big paper on Thanksgiving morning with all the doorbusters for Black Friday.

08 November 2017
MGM Resorts International Q3 Earnings Retreat 72%
Following the transaction, the chief accounting officer now owns 197,993 shares of the company's stock, valued at $6,704,042.98. BlueMountain Capital Management LLC increased its stake in shares of MGM Resorts International by 101.3% in the first quarter.

08 November 2017
New Trump Rules Pare Back Obama's Opening to Cuba
American tourists will also no longer be able to travel to Cuba on individual people-to-people exchange programs. Americans wanting to visit Cuba will have to go as part of organized tour groups run by United States companies.

08 November 2017
Telecom department denies final decision; says matter with SC — Aadhaar-Mobile linking
Completely different names on Aadhaar, PANIn such cases, first a correction should be made on the Aadhaar or PAN, as required. Income tax returns (ITRs) will be processed after the linking of Aadhaar with PAN, according to the taxman.

08 November 2017
Sindhu, Nehwal to face each other at National Badminton Championships final
Saina moved to a 17-12 lead after the interval before Sindhu reeled off four points to keep breathing down her opponent's neck. Meanwhile, men's world number 2 Kidambi Srikanth will take on twelfth-seeded HS Prannoy for the country's top men's honours.